• Released
  • January 18, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
  • 34 Fan Ratings
63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What's good about the idea is that it triggers the kind of debate we would be having over Iraq if there was a draft. What's bad about it is that the three main characters in Robert Malkani's script - anti-war lawyer George (Chris Klein), gung-ho cab driver Dixon (Jon Bernthal) and sissy novelist Aaron (Elijah Wood) - are not interesting, either as individuals or as three amigos.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The actors -- especially Klein and Bernthal -- deliver startlingly powerful performances.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Its view of the near future may be vaguely plausible and its performances persuasive, but its formulaic construction, internal inconsistencies and fuzzy ending undermine its integrity. It has nothing to say about the big issues -- manhood, war and friendship -- that hasn’t been explored with more depth and honesty in a hundred other movies.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A lukewarm film about what might happen to three New York City friends if the draft were reinstated, proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.
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30

Village Voice

With ludicrous gravity and a narrow-minded view of courage and conviction, the film's what-if scenario is presented as a reality check to every ostensibly unimaginative male who's come of age in the draftless years since Vietnam.
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41 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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